AUSTRALIA | Spring is finally here, and what better way to celebrate it than with a design market, specifically, the 2015 return of the Finders Keepers Spring Summer Markets.
If you’ve only ever seen a Finders Keepers event roll by on your Facebook feed, here’s the lowdown. Founded in Sydney 2008, Finders Keepers has since spread to Brisbane and Melbourne, growing to become one of the foremost markets for Australian independent creators and makers. What this means for you is an opportunity to pick up some great and unique creations ranging from clothes to homewares to artwork to everything in between, directly from its maker.
Finders Keepers is no ordinary market. While we are certain it will offer a wide range of amazing craft, it also has all the hallmarks of a festival with food trucks (because what event could be without them?), bands, and bars taking up residence at each venue throughout the country. As the Melbourne markets are at the Royal Exhibition Building, a venue that has previously hosted events such as famed beer festival the Great Australasian Beer Spectapular, we have no doubt Finders Keepers has the right venue for a festival.
The organisers are still locking down the line-up for this year’s Spring Summer Markets, but you can keep an eye on their blog for future announcements. Of note, there are ATMs on site, but as the queues can be quite long the organisers recommend bringing cash where possible.
Here at The City Lane we’re very big fans of the local art and design scene and Finders Keepers is one of the best ways to support it. Whatever city you find yourself in, we suggest you mark this event in your calendar. We’ve even given you the links to the Facebook events (below) if you want to show off to your friends.
Finders Keepers Spring Summer Market
Cost: $2 for adults, kids under 12 free
Royal Exhibition Building
9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053
Friday 2 October: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday 3 October: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday 4 October: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1475397849422291/
480 Gregory Terrace
Bowen Hills, Queensland 4006
Saturday 7th November: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday 8th November: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1638678876380021/
Australian Technology Park
Eveleigh, New South Wales 2015
Friday 11th December: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday 12th December: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday 13th December: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Facebook event: TBC